Day: April 14, 2018

Big Storms Comin’ Soon


Squalls out on the gulf stream. Big storm coming soon. Sure enough. I returned just in time for a big storm. A storm big enough to cancel today’s French Quarter Fest. That never happens. I can’t say I was excited about going. It’s grown so big that even my old trick of catching the street car doesn’t work anymore. That is, unless I want to park somewhere near the car barn and take it all the way to Canal Street. Still, I’d go. Just to say I went. And, maybe get lucky and make a few pictures. All of that said, we are looking for five or six inches of rain in less than 12 hours. We expect heavy winds. And, tornadoes. According the weather folks there is a new stronger designation. Of course, we are in that. The fine, thieving folks at the sewage and water place say that only one pump is down. That should protect us from flooding. Unless the power fails. Or, the pumping stations catch fire. Both of those things …